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Floppy Disk - 8 inch, FDOS-II/8080-0, iCOM, circa 1975 Object Reg. No: HT 26842

An 8" floppy disk (or diskette) , of 3M Scotch brand, containing FDOS-II operating system software for an 8080 microcomputer.
A square black plastic envelope (inside a black paper sleeve) containing a flat black disk with a central hole. There is a label on the disk (or diskette) with typewritten text on one side. The paper sleeve has white printed text.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Materials Science Division, 1986
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 211 mm (Height), 211 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: computing, computers, computer software, computer storage devices
Themes this item is part of: Information & Communication Collection
Primary Classification: COMPUTING & CALCULATING
Secondary Classification: Digital Computing
Tertiary Classification: software
Inscriptions: Label: ' iCOM, inc. / FDOS-II/8080 - 0 ', ' SYSTEM DISKETTE / VER. 2.0 [2.0 is crossed out] 1.1 [in pencil] '
Sleeve: ' 740 ', ' Do not/ / Do not bend or fold diskette or / touch exposed areas of magnetic / disk. / Do not expose to high humidity, / high temperature or magnetic / fields in excess of 50 oersteds. / Do/ / Write only on labels; return / diskette to envelope after use and / store upright. / Scotch / BRAND / 740 / Diskette / 3M COMPANY '
Manufacturer: 3M Company, circa 1975
References: Icom "Frugal Floppy" of Rich Cini: http://www.retrotechnology.com/herbs_stuff/cini_icom.html - accessed 20 Oct 2011
One iCOM manual is "Operator's Manual iCOM Microperipherals (TM) FDOS-II for SBC/8800/Altair/IMSAI/Poly88" and dated "Rev. Oct 15, 1976, (c) September, 1976". That dates the FDOS-II software documentation.

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